'Fake cop' charged after allegedly 'seizing cash' from people at bus stop
A man has been charged after allegedly posing as a police officer and 'seizing' money off people in Lancashire.
Connor Webb, 21, of Boyer Avenue, Maghull, has been charged with impersonating an officer and theft after allegedly posing as a copper in the village of Halsall, near Ormskirk.
He is accused of approaching a group of people at a bus stop and presenting himself as an officer, before allegedly searching them and stealing their cash.
He has been bailed to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on September 3.
A police spokesman said: "Police launched an investigation after it was reported that a man had confronted a group of people at a bus stop in the village on June 27.
"It was alleged the man had identified himself as an officer and searched the group, taking a quantity of cash.
"Following extensive enquiries a man was arrested in connection with the incident."